Hooray for Michael Bloomberg. The best way to get elected is to let your voters know you care. The best way to let them know you care is to help their children succeed. The best way to help their children is to protect their health...reduce sugar, reduce salt, stop smoking. Someone has to teach the kids the importance of good health. Do you hear NYC kids bellyaching about the new laws? Of course not!
I find it interesting why so many find seeing their doctor so unpleasant and intimidating. They're paid to render a professional assessment & a patient's weight falls within their scope of oversight & responsibility...
But, besides that, consider this, the next time you see your doctor...
What would you want them to say if they really, really cared about you? What if your doctor was your son or daughter... Would you want them to lie to you? Would you want them to hold anything back?
When I go to my doctor's office, I view it as one of the last places on earth where I can hear the "truth", and... ...the harder and colder, the better!View Thread
Awesome, thought provoking article. Thank you, foghorn. I've often said, the best parents are often silently brilliant and inspired people. It takes far more than love to raise a troubled child, these days. More resources are needed for these families in crisis.View Thread
Thank you for asking. He's doing well. He's finishing his final year at university and working part-time for a law firm. His parent's old car broke down, two weeks ago, so I gave him one of mine...a 2004 Lexus ES (he's diggin' that!). He texts me from time-to-time and that means a lot because he knows we worry.
He's not paying his cell phone bill, on time, and he gets in a jam, on occasion. But, all in all, I'm very proud of my nephew. 21 years old and, for the most part, flying solo? Pretty amazing if you ask me... Can you tell us how things are going with you?View Thread
If there was prior forewarning, as Gov. Christie (New Jersey) is alluding to, then, I say, "Yes. Rescue should be made available to those who choose to ignore instructions to evacuate...provided, a close family member or relative is working shoulder-to-shoulder with first responders, risking their lives, too."
Its OK if people choose risky behavior so long as they can live (or die) with the consequences. You can't ask others to respect your decisions, then, turn around and not respect your own.View Thread